• Private Lessons

    We are very fortunate at Rogers and Berry Miller to have a world class private lessons staff! Most of our teachers hold at least an undergraduate degree in music while several have at least one graduate degree in music performance.

    If you are interested in enrolling in Private Lessons...

    1. Please read the Pearland ISD Guidlines for Private Lesson Participation.
    2. Fill out the Pearland ISD Private Lesson Program Student Registration/Parental Permission form.

    Once the registration form has been received, Mr. Brake will forward your contact information to the appropriate private lesson teacher. Your private lesson teacher will then contact you to schedule lessons.


    Private Lessons Staff

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Master of Music—Rice University Master of Music—New England Conservatory Bachelor of Music—DePaul University, School of Music

Mr. Tyler Martin

Flute

Tyler Martin enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, orchestral musician, and teacher. Tyler plays with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and subs with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He was selected as a member of the 2020 Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Texas Music Festival Orchestra, and was granted a teaching assistantship at Brevard Music Center. As a freelance artist, Tyler was a featured performer in the 2020 National Flute Association Convention. He has performed in countries across the globe including; Spain, France, Italy, Brussels, Switzerland, and the Dominican Republic. He received numerous awards, most recently winning first prize in the Houston Flute Club’s Byron Hester Competition in 2021. This same year he also won second prize in the NY Flute Club and Austin Flute Society Young Artist Competitions. Additionally, he is a finalist in the 2021 National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Competition. In 2019, Tyler was awarded Honorable Mention in the Boston Woodwind Society Flute Competition. Tyler received a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University, a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory, and is currently enrolled in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His principal teachers include Alice K. Dade, Mark Sparks, Paula Robison, and Leone Buyse. Tyler has taken masterclasses and lessons from artists such as Elizabeth Rowe, Cynthia Meyers, Robert Langevin, Julien Beaudiment, Demarre McGill, Timothy Day, Marianne Gedigian, Amy Porter and Stefán Höskuldsson. Tyler plays on a handmade 10K Powell Flute with a 14K Powell Philharmonic headjoint. His pronouns are he/him/his.

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Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance—University of Houston

Ms. Lauralynn Mayfield

Flute

Lauralynn Mayfield graduated magna cum laude in 1983 with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Houston under Byron Hester, principal flutist of the Houston Symphony. She continued studying at U of H for an additional year as Mr. Hester’s graduate assistant teaching flute lessons at the college level. She has attended and performed at many master classes given by world-renowned professional flutists such as Louis Moyse which has given her a broad range of teaching techniques to draw from.

Since moving to Pearland in 1987, she has taught flute lessons to beginner, junior high and high school students, instructed masterclasses, organized mock auditions, coached ensembles and judged for junior high, freshman and high school region competitions. Her students have consistently auditioned successfully for junior high, freshman and high school region including 13 Texas All-State placements. Her goal as a teacher is for her students to be able to interpret the composer’s intent, develop confidence in self-directed learning, develop self-confidence through performing and come away with a deep love and understanding of the art of making music.

She is also an accomplished piano accompanist. When she’s not indoors with her first passion (flute teaching and piano accompanying), she’s outdoors gardening, hiking, kayaking and camping. She is a member of Texas Music Educators Association, National Flute Association and Houston Flute Club.

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Ms. Delaney Marth

Flute

Delaney Marth, a Pearland native, graduated from Pearland High School in 2011. From there she attended the University of Houston and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance. Delaney started teaching private lessons in 2013 and has taught in numerous school districts including Pearland ISD, Conroe ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Friendswood ISD, Dickinson ISD, and Angleton ISD. She has taught lessons to beginner, junior high, and high school students, instructed region band and marching band masterclasses, and has judged region competitions. Not only does she enjoy teaching flute lessons and masterclasses, but often loves the opportunity to work as a marching band and colorguard technician at Houston area schools including Channelview High School and Summer Creek High School. In Delaney’s free time, she loves to go take dance classes and spend time with her dog! A fun fact about Delaney is that she worked for Disney for 7 and a half years and her favorite job with them was working at Star Tours—The Adventure Continues.

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Ms. Ashley Guillot

Oboe

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Master of Music, Performance—Arizona State University Bachelor of Music, Music Education—West Texas A&M University Additional studies—Louisiana State University, University of Iowa, University of Akron

Mr. Hugo Doege

Bassoon

Hugo Alfred Doege is in his 10th year of teaching privately in the Houston Area. A graduate of West Texas A & M University in Music Education, Arizona State University in Music Performance, MM and additional studies at LSU, University of Iowa & University of Akron. Before arriving in Houston Texas, Mr. Doege had the pleasure of performing in several orchestras. Just to name a few, Richardson Symphony 3 seasons as Principal Bassoon, Orquesta Sinfónica de Monterrey, Mexico, Louisiana Philharmonic (New Orleans), Lake Charles Symphony, Beaumont Symphony, Shreveport Symphony & Baton Rouge Symphony. Many of his students have attended been accepted to universities and conservatories on full scholarship and won numerous competitions. Mr. Doege spends his summers attending double reed conferences and camps to continue honing his skills as a musician and pedagogue. Besides teaching Mr. Doege has experience in the retail industry, working at Whole Foods and in the banking industry. His motto is to get everyone that comes along his path to reach their highest potential and to leave with an everlasting appreciation for music!

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Ms. Natalie Ladanyi

Clarinet

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Bachelor of Music, Music Education—University of Houston Bachelor of Science, Psychology—University of Houston Teacher Certification K–12, Music

Mr. Martin Andrada

Bass Clarinet

Martin Andrada is an active freelance performer and middle school band director in Houston, TX. He is a graduate of Pearland High School and the University of Houston Moores School of Music. His performance experience includes playing with the Texas Medical Center Orchestra, Houston Civic Symphony, University of Houston Moores School of Music Wind Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra. Outside of performing, Mr. Andrada is the Associate Band Director at Westbrook Intermediate School in Clear Creek ISD. He directs the Concert Band and Honor Band and teaches beginner flute, clarinet, saxophone, and double-reed classes.

Mr. Andrada is a member of the International Clarinet Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

 

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Master of Music, Saxophone Performance—Arizona State University Bachelor of Music, Saxophone Performance—Texas Christian University

Mr. Gabe Robles

Saxophone

Gabe Robles is a performer and educator from Houston, TX. He attended Blinn College to pursue music and later transferred to Texas Christian University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone Performance. He then continued his studies to earn a Master’s Degree in Saxophone Performance at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. His primary teachers include Adrian Leyva, Brian Klekar, Joe Eckert, and Dr. Christopher Creviston.

Robles has had the privilege to perform and collaborate with excellent ensembles such as the Blinn College Saxophone Quartet, trio helios_, quartet helios_, the Great Plains Saxophone Choir, the TCU Wind Symphony, TCU Symphony Orchestra, the ASU Wind Ensemble, and the ASU saxophone choir where he collaborated with Derek Brown to perform and record Equilibrium.

As far as professional development, Robles has attended and performed at the Texas Music Educator Association Conference (TMEA), the Navy Band Symposium, and the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop (GPSW). He has also given masterclasses in the Phoenix area and has toured and given masterclasses throughout Las Vegas with quartet helios_.

As a soloist, Robles placed in the Blinn College Concerto Competition, TCCBDA Concerto Competition, and was the winner of the 2017 TCU Concerto Competition. As a chamber musician with saxophone quartet helios_, Robles was a finalist for the chamber music section of the American Prize competition, finalist in the Winds Division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Chamber Competition, received 3rd Prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Quartet Competition, as well as earning a silver medal in the nation’s largest national chamber music competition, Fischoff.

Now residing back home, Robles plans to continue teaching privately while performing and collaborating throughout the city of Houston.

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Master of Music, Music Theory — University of Houston Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction — University of Houston Bachelor of Music, Music Education — University of Houston

Mr. Larry Pitts

Trumpet

I teach individual lessons at Berry Miller Junior High, Dawson High School, and students from Deer Park Junior High and Deer Park High School. I start beginner students in 5th and 6th grades and develop advanced players from 7th–12th grades. I have taught numerous All-Region players and All- State players. I also have former students who play professionally in orchestras and military bands.

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Mr. Emory Steiner

Horn

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Master of Music—Shepherd School of Music, Rice University Profession Studies Certificate—Colburn School Bachelor of Music—Cleveland Institute of Music

Ms. Emily Nagel

Horn

Emily Nagel is an active freelance performer and teacher of classical French Horn in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Colburn School, and Cleveland Institute of Music. Emily’s performance experience includes playing with the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera & Ballet, Cleveland Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, North Carolina Opera Orchestra, and others. She has also performed at summer festivals such as the Lucerne Festival Academy, Spoleto USA, National Repertory Orchestra, and Music Academy of the West. Emily is an experienced teacher for students of all levels, and provides private lessons and group masterclasses across the greater Houston area.

www.emilynagel.com

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Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance—Moores School of Music, University of Houston Additional Music Education Studies—Moores School of Music, University of Houston

Mr. Brian Logan

Trombone

Brian Logan, a native of Pearland, is equally passionate about teaching and performing professionally in the Houston area. He has maintained a highly successful private studio for nearly 25 years. Mr. Logan’s students are consistently some of the most successful students in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) audition process. Since 1999, he has had a student make Texas All-State 36 times, a student sit first chair All-State 5 times, and a student place in the top 5 chairs 26 times. Additionally, at the Junior High level Mr. Logan has had many successful students qualify for the Junior High All-Region and District Band. At Berry Miller JH alone, he has had First Chair Trombone JH All-Region Band 8 times and the school was only opened in 2008.

Mr. Logan’s studio alumni have been awarded music scholarships to The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Royal College of Music London, San Francisco Conservatory, New England Conservatory, Indiana University, Yale University, University of North Texas, University of Texas, SMU, LSU, and the University of Houston. In addition, he has also taught masterclasses and performed across Europe and Mexico.

Mr. Logan is currently Principal Trombone of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and for over 20 years he has performed extensively with nearly all of the major arts organizations in Houston and surrounding cities. These groups include the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Houston Ballet Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Mercury Baroque, Symphony of Southeast Texas, Houston Jazz Orchestra, Theater Under the Stars, Broadway Across America, and the Opera in the Heights. Mr. Logan’s extensive list of artists he has performed and/or toured with include John Williams, Hans Zimmer, The Eagles, Randy Travis, Burt Bacharach, Weird Al Yankovic, Idina Menzel, Jason Alexander, Eric Idle, Bernadette Peters, Peter Cetera, Steve Tyrell, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Peter Gabriel and on the Game of Thrones World Tour.

 

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Master of Music, Performance—Temple University Bachelor of Music, Music Education—University of Houston

Mr. Lance Laster

Trombone, Euphonium

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Lance Laster is a trombonist with over a decade of teaching and performing experience. Lance has a bachelor’s degree in Music with Elective Studies in Music Education from the University of Houston and a masters degree in Trombone Performance from Temple University.

Prior to moving to Pennsylvania for graduate school, Lance taught middle school band for seven years at G.W. Harby Jr. High in Alvin, TX in the Alvin Independent School District. Currently, Lance is an adjunct Professor at Lone Star College and San Jacinto College. In addition to that, Lance is a frequent low brass and trombone private lesson instructor and clinician in the Houston area. 

In addition to his teaching, Lance is also active in the Houston music scene. Lance played three seasons as principal trombone in the Texas Medical Center Orchestra, performed at Jones Hall with the Houston Symphony, the Free Press Music Festival and the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) in Austin, TX.

 

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Bachelor of Music—Sam Houston State University Teacher Certification K–12, Music

Mr. Nick Gale

Tuba

Nicholas Gale is an active freelance performer and holds the position of Principal Tuba with the Galveston Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where he received his bachelor's degree in Music Education along with his teaching certificate. Mr. Gale has studied with Steve Curtis (Principal Tuba Austin Symphony), David Kirk (Principal Tuba Houston Symphony), and Robert Daniel (retired Principal Tuba US Air Force Band). His performance experience includes playing with the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, League City Brass Quintet, and Texas Brass to name a few. Outside of performing, Mr. Gale teaches a studio of over 50 students and teaches masterclasses throughout the greater Houston area. Mr. Gale has taught numerous All-Region players and All-State players, and several of his former students have gone on to college to pursue careers in music.

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Doctor of Musical Arts—University of Houston Master of Music—University of Houston Bachelor of Music, Music Education—Texas State University

Dr. Luke Hubley

Percussion

Luke Hubley is an active freelance percussionist who specializes in music theater and contemporary music. He has performed with several Houston-area theater companies including Theater Under the Stars, Alley Theatre, AD Players, Stages Repertory Theatre, Queensbury Theater among others. He has also performed with several contemporary music organizations including Aperio, MUSIQA, Liminal Space the Foundation for Modern Music, Da Camera’s Young Artists and has performed with the Houston Grand Opera HGOco, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Midland-Odessa Symphony, and the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. Luke is an active music educator who serves on the faculty at San Jacinto College and has taught at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston and Houston Community College. Luke runs a thriving private teaching studio and has helped several students successfully audition for collegiate music programs. Additionally, Luke works with the American Festival for the Arts.

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Master of Music, Performance—Shepherd School of Music, Rice University Bachelor of Music, Performance—Baylor University

Mr. Aaron Guillory

Percussion

Aaron is a well-known freelance percussionist and educator based in Houston, TX. He received his Bachelors degree in music performance from Baylor University in 2009 where he studied with Dr. Todd Meehan. He was accepted to the graduate program at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where he attended on full scholarship. After completing his Masters degree in 2011, Aaron became an active freelance musician and has performed with numerous professional organizations throughout the nation. He most notably earned positions in both the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the San Antonio Symphony as a substitute section percussionist, and over the past ten seasons he has performed over 200 concert series with these renowned organizations. He has also made frequent appearances with the Houston Ballet and Theater Under The Stars broadway company, showcasing his diversity of musical styles. He is on staff and performs as Timpanist/Auxiliary percussionist for the weekly televised services at Second Baptist Church Woodway. He has been an active educator in the Houston area for the last decade, keeping a private studio of 20-30 students of all levels of education. He has given numerous masterclasses, summer camps and UIL clinics in over a dozen school districts in Texas. Aaron has been working with Chris Bennett as a clinician and private instructor since 2010 and has been in the Pearland ISD as an instructor since 2014.